Wood has turned himself into a pretty competent pitcher. Would probably take him over Leake at this point, but would be pretty close.
But I think anyone who sees him as much more than that is getting fooled by the sample size.
Wood is one of those guys who seems to have a small ability to control his BABIP. In 2011, it was high, but we also know that in 2011 he was having real problems throwing his cutter. For his career, in 411 innings, he has a .265 BABIP. While his current BABIP should rise from the .200 mark it is at right now, he has a history of being one of the guys who seems to be able to keep his BABIP lower than the league.
Gregorius went 2-5 today with a double and a triple. Getting it done.
Love the small sample size debates (ie. nitpicking which numbers mean something).
Didi is doing well, but means nothing until he does it well for longer.
Clearly Didi isn't this good. I don't need a sample size to know that. With that said, I think the notion that Didi Gregorius is just a slap hitter can be put to rest with this sample size for those who did make that assessment.
The guy has 64 PA's. I like the updates, but the editorials here are often laughable.
I guess if we want to stick to this season as some sort of conclusion, he is one of the worst clutch hitters in the league. He is batting .000 with runners in scoring position (0 for 9).
Oh, and he got thrown out at home today while on 3rd base and 1 out. The next hitter singled.
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BTW...Drew Stubbs just went 0-3 with 3 K's (after getting a day off to avoid Verlander). He is now 3 for his last 24 with 9 K's and no extra base hits. OPS down to .658.
I am going to continue a theme here since many only post when players are going well.
Yonder Alonso - 5 for his last 25. OPS still a respectable .743 considering where he plays half the time.
Dave Sappelt - It's pretty much all bad. .451 OPS and a -1.4 UZR
Brad Boxberger - Has pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in 2 mop up appearances.
Edinson Volquez - 2 quality starts in a row to bring his ERA down to 5.15. Only walked 7 in those 2 starts.
Ronald Torreyes - 5 for last 27 with 2 doubles. OBP still over .400, but now slugging .375.
Yasmani Grandal - Found a new supplement supplier that swears it won't show up on drug tests.
My point about the power wasn't that he was going to hit 25 home runs, but that he isn't some slap hitter. Just like Drew Stubbs wasn't, even though his minor league numbers may have suggested it. But some people certainly suggested that both guys were slap hitters because of their minor league numbers.
Best thing about Torreyes so far? 14 walks and 6 strikeouts.